GSO Teaching Fellow: Fathima Nafrisha Cassim Bawa

Meet Fathima Nafrisha Cassim Bawa, a graduate student orientation (GSO) teaching fellow and fourth year biomedical science doctoral student studying pharmacology. Read on to learn more about her favorite places in Kent, what she enjoys doing in her free time and what advice she has for incoming graduate students.

GSO Teaching Fellow Fathima Nafrisha Cassim Bawa

Where is your hometown?

I am an international graduate student at Kent State University from Sri Lanka.

Why did you decide to come to Kent State?

I decided to study here because of the collaborative nature of Kent State University’s biomedical sciences program as well as the diversity that Kent State offers.

What is your favorite place in Kent?

My favorite place is the Cuyahoga River in downtown Kent.

What advice do you have for new graduate students? 

Be driven to grab every opportunity to learn something new.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy hiking with my friends and binge-watching shows about travel and street food.